Harold Gilliam

Harold Gilliam

Harold Gilliam is a San Francisco based writer, newspaperman and environmentalist, graduate of UC Berkeley, book author and former columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Examiner newspapers. The "Harold Gilliam Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting", given by The Bay Institute, is named in his honor. Gilliam’s article, "The Destruction of Mono Lake Is on Schedule" appeared in the Examiner’s Sunday edition in March, 1979, and was one of the first articles to draw attention to the then ongoing destruction of Mono Lake. Much of his work centered on the San Francisco Bay Area and the bay itself.


  • San Francisco Bay (1957) Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New York
  • San Francisco: City At The Golden Gate, photographs by Fritz Busse, text by Harold & Ann Gilliam (1959)
  • The Face of San Francisco (1960) Doubleday & Co.,
  • For Better or for Worse: The Ecology of an Urban Area (1972)
  • Island in time: The Point Reyes Peninsula - Sierra Club Books/Charles Scribner's Sons New York (1973) ISBN 0-684-13439-X
  • Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Bay: The Struggle to Save San Francisco Bay, Chronicle Books (1969)
  • The San Francisco Experience: The Romantic Lore Behind the Fabulous Facade of the Bay Area (Doubleday, 1972)
  • The Natural World of San Francisco (1967) ISBN 1-117-10667-5
  • Creating Carmel: The Enduring Vision, with Ann Gilliam ISBN 0-87905-397-6
  • Weather of the San Francisco Bay Region (California Natural History Guides), University of California Press ISBN 0-520-00469-8

External links

  • Chasing a green vision for the Presidio [1]
  • Environmental Group Honors Writer Gilliam [2]
  • Environment reporter wins Bay Institute Gilliam Award [3]
  • ENVIRONMENT—Of Mists And Mystery [4]
  • Mind over matter [5]
  • ENVIRONMENT A Rhyme in Time[6]
  • TO THE BRINK Lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the morality of a first strike mattered
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  • Sleepless in San Francisco [8]
  • The Roots of Earth Day [9]
  • CARL ANTHONY The head of the Earth Island Institute's Urban Habitat Program [10]
  • Winter fog machine switches on [11]